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April 27th–30th, 2011

At the mouth of the Tennessee-side of the Smoky Mountains National Park lies the Walker’s “The Cabin-on-the-Creek”. The cabin was built in 1938 and 1939 by Jean and John Walker for use as a counselor training facility for a nearby girls’ camp. It is located on a large lot which is bordered on two sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It has a large screened-in side porch which overlooks LeConte Creek, a rushing and gurgling stream which begins at the top of Mt. LeConte and which marks the boundary with the Park. The sounds of the creek make it seem as if it is raining all night.

This seemed like the perfect place to hold our first Quite Strong retreat. We plan to recharge and renew in the Smokies and plan our next steps. Stay tuned to our Flickr pool with photos from the excursion!

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